Episode 9

Politics of Revelation: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Lifting of the 1978 Priesthood Ban

With Martin Luther King Day coming up on Monday, Landon and Rebecca of Mormonish Podcast, discuss the LDS revelation to lift the Priesthood Ban that was revealed in June of 1978. All of us are familiar with the revelation, but many don't realize there were decades of behind the scenes politics, infighting and lobbying by the Q15 at play before the Priesthood Ban was finally lifted. Join us as we delve into the little know backstory of how the "The Revelation" finally came to be.

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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!